Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Introducing Believe Creative Studio guest designer: Bethania Lima

Bethania Lima is originally from Brazil and currently she is  located in Chile
She has a two degrees, one in Economics and one in Graphic Design.

Bethania is a passionate colorful  Surface Pattern Designer ,she defines her style as " colorful spontaneous geometry". 
Bethania  creates beautiful  artwork . I love her floral work!
She is very enthusiastic and very active participating in design contest where she has lots of success with her work.
Bethania  won a colourlovers contest and has been runner up and finalist of some others, and her work has been featured in several design blogs.

Bethania has a lovely blog which she defines as her sketch blog,  a place where  she shares her  surface pattern design love, she  has also amazing pictures of beautiful cities in South America such as Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and her current home Chile. 
Visit her blog!, you will be amazed with her fabulous images, from beautiful cities and her design work.
Bethania Lima

Bethania Lima studio

Here is a mini-interview I made to Bethania
What inspires you?
Nature, art, color, curiosity, trips, cities.
What is your favorite part of the surface pattern design work?
The “click” moment, I mean, the moment that after “blood, sweat and tears” you think you got an interesting idea.
What is your big dream as a designer?
To have a fresh, creative, vivid, recognizable and loved work!
Slides     Copyright@ Bethania Lima

June flower   Copyright@ Bethania Lima

Rug   Copyright@ Bethania Lima

Swing shapes     Copyright@ Bethania Lima 

Flower vase     Copyright@ Bethania Lima

All images are courtesy and property of Bethania Lima

Friday, August 17, 2012

Meet Believe Creative Studio guest designer: Miranda Mol

Miranda Mol is based in Den Bosh inThe Netherlands. 
Miranda Mol in her studio

Miranda, graduated in Textile Design with a BA in Tilburg the Netherlands. During several  years she has  worked freelancing as colorist and  designer. 
Miranda started her own company in lightning design.
After a while  Miranda decided to return to her other great ‘love’: Surface Pattern Design.
Miranda has great achievements , her work has been selected to be featured in the Pattern Base book and also she was runner up in a Rug designer competition from Elle Decoration.

She really has a very particular and unique style full of colorful geometric shapes very intrincated, but very well balanced full of color, her patterns are visual delight. Miranda is a very talented designer, super enthusiastic ! I love her positive spirit!

If you want to see more about Miranda's work visit her lovely blog, you will definetly will be fascinated with her work.

Here is the mini-interview I made to Miranda:

What inspires you?
All my life I’ve been totally addicted to colors and patterns. As a kid I liked sewing and knitting clothes for my puppets and for myself, using the most beautiful colorful fabrics. 
I find my inspiration in structures in nature, architecture and everywhere. Also I can get  many ideas from cultural expressions, like arabic patterns, etnics and tropicals. And the retro time of 70’s another my favorites, I  like to transform my ideas in patterns that are organical, symmetrical, colorful and full of expression.  
What is your favorite part of the surface pattern design work?
My favorite part of the surface design work is playing around with forms and colors. Mostly I translate my inspirations sources indirectly. I like starting by drawing some lines and forms, combining elements, often to abstract compositions. Love that process of experiments. When I have made a lot of these sketched elements I take a look to how to transform this in repeats and patterns. 

What is your big dream as a designer?
My big dream as designer is to start my own brand one day. Also designing for firms like Ikea and Hema are the goals I really like to achieve!

Mexican                              Copyright©Miranda Mol

Mosaique                        Copyright©Miranda Mol

Swirling Tile                    Copyright©Miranda Mol

Tangerine Tiles                       Copyright©Miranda Mol

Zigzag                     Copyright©Miranda Mol
All images are courtesy and property of Miranda Mol

Monday, August 13, 2012

Introducing Believe Creative Studio guest designer: Veronica Galbraith

Veronica is an enthusiastic and talented  designer originally from Colombia and now living permanently in Cornwall, UK.
Veronica Galbraith
Vero in her colorful studio

Vero graduated in Product Design 15 years ago and had a career in graphics for print and web. After finishing university, Vero worked in a company designing materials for the fashion industry, including printed and woven labels, packaging, catalogues and posters.
In the year 2000 she decided to go to England to study English and do a multimedia course, and then... love happened! Vero married her English teacher and she has  been living in England since then.

Veronica worked in London for a web design agency for a few months and then move to Cornwall in 2003 to start a family,and then... motherhood happened!  And after spending 7 years as a full-time mum, she was ready to go back to the creative arena  and then... surface pattern design happened! 
She found her true passion  and used her graphics skills to start a new path.
You  can learn  more about  Vero and get in touch with her, in her lovely blog  Pitter Pattern, where records and shares her learning process to become successful surface pattern designer.

I love reading  Veronica history, and if you go back a bit in her post, you will find her journey from the starting point  when she published  the question:  When was the last time you did something for the first time?
and if you see her recent post you will find that in a very short time Vero is already having great achievements as a surface pattern designer, her work has been featured in several blogs, contest and  her work is going to be part of the Pattern base book!! 
I find it amazingly inspiring & I am sure you will too!

Vero  style consists of bold graphic elements, striking colour combinations and a cheery, playful attitude. I love that in her work you can find her latin roots with some of her motifs and lovely combinations of bright and bold colors.

Here is the mini-interview I made to Vero: 

What inspires you?
I honestly think that inspiration can be found anywhere and everywhere so I keep my eyes peeled, but seeing an amazing colour combination, in nature or elsewhere, makes my brain whirl with ideas. I love rummaging around the web as well, the amount of inspiration that can be found on there is amazing, if a bit overwhelming.

What is your favourite part of the surface pattern design work?Sitting at the computer ready to make an idea/sketch come to life and seeing the page fill with shapes and colours.

What is your big dream as a designer?I would like to establish a well known brand, have my own range of home and stationery products and see my designs licensed here, there and everywhere!

Copyright © Veronica Galbraith

Copyright © Veronica Galbraith

Copyright © Veronica Galbraith

Copyright © Veronica Galbraith

Copyright © Veronica Galbraith

Images courtesy and property of Veronica Galbraith

Friday, August 10, 2012

Meet Believe creative studio guest designer : Justine Aldersey-Williams

Hola!  today I am introducing the talented Justine Aldersey-Williams 
Justine is based in The UK.  Justine  is an enthusiastic surface pattern designer and illustrator with a BA (Hons) in Printed Textiles/Fashion from Liverpool John Moores University.
Her work is lovely and  vibrant. Justine describes her work as colourful, nostalgic, whimsical and fun, and I totally agree with her.
Justine is also qualified yoga teacher and she combines her talents creating a range of illustrated products for children which she sells online.
I invite you to visit  Justine's blog where you can find more about her and her lovely work.

Justine Aldersey-Williams 

Here is the mini-interview I made to Justine
What inspires you?
I enjoy sketching from nature, intuitive painting, photography and am also a qualified yoga teacher. My yoga and meditation practice inspires a lot of my work, ideas just start to bubble up when I relax and I also love the colour and symbolism within Indian culture and philosophy.

What is your favorite part of the surface pattern design work?
I absolutely love working in Illustrator but like to include my own hand-drawn motifs.

What is your big dream as a designer?
My dream is to have my designs licensed across many products and to one day start my own lifestyle brand.

Copyright© Justine Aldersey-Williams 

Copyright© Justine Aldersey-Williams

Copyright© Justine Aldersey-Williams

Copyright© Justine Aldersey-Williams

Copyright© Justine Aldersey-Williams
All images are courtesy and property of  Justine Aldersey-Williams

Monday, August 6, 2012

Meet Believe Creative Studio guest designer: Anna Berger

Anna Berger  is based in Sweden!
She has a  BA in textile design from Konstfack art and craft college in Stockholm, and from London college of fashion in theater design.
Anna had  owned 2  brands Snoffsdesign and Skummis. Currently she is  designing for Skummis and also dedicated more to her own surface pattern designer portfolio.
I love Anna's free style, she has amazing skills to create beautiful hand painted sketches and put them into a pattern design in the computer.
Her characters are very expressive and sweet, and she has a great style for designing in bright and bold colors .
I really enjoy Anna's blog where she normally show the creative process of some of her work. Visit her and you will enjoy it too.

Anna Berger

Anna Berger Studio

A Mini-interview I made to Anna:

What inspires you?
I find a lot of inspiration in nature, flower, shapes and colours. I love to take my camera and go out in our garden and “disappear” for some minutes.
I also like Scandinavian retro from 50’s, 60’s and the 70’s, especially kids clothing from the 70’s is a big inspiration.
I use my camera a lot and use it almost everyday to take picture of  shapes, buildings, signs e.t.c that
comes across my way.

What is your favorite part of the surface pattern design work?
To draw and paint the first step, to get your idé down on paper, then when it is in the computer it is really fun to see the pattern grow and take its own ways, trying new colours, adding small pieces and connect  new parts. And to see it finished is such a joy. Well, that was all the process not only one part!!

What is your big dream as a designer?
To be able to work as a freelance designer, spending time on mostly drawing patterns and illustrations. It would be really great to work with kids design for some bigger company, make some patterns or smaller collection for their kids collection, clothes or home wear but on freelance basis or project base. 

After the rain comes the sun       Copyright©Anna Berger

Knitting bear      Copyright @Anna Berger

Something fishy       Copyright @Anna Berger

Tree cat      Copyright @Anna Berger

You have something in your head      Copyright @Anna Berger

Images are courtesy and propety of Anna Berger

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Introducing Believe Creative Studio guest designer: Phyllida Coroneo

Hello! Today I am introducing the talented and lovely Phyllida Coroneo, she is based in The UK
Phyllida graduated from Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London with a BA (Hons) in Fashion.
During her student life she had wonderful placements with UK Vogue Magazine and Carlo Pozzi Textiles in Lake Como, she  was also invited to launch the Bond Street Store for Cristal Lalique and so began her venture into interior design, Phyllida had a successful 15 year career as an Interior designer. She took some time off to be a mum, and during this time Phyllida  developed a passion for looking at wonderful and creative sites on the internet,and et voilà! she  discovered Print and Pattern and then she  soon realized she had found an outlet for my love of colour and pattern and also a need to create again.  
From that moment on, Phyllida had created beautiful patterns, she loves mixing up bohemian and vintage style with contemporary design.
I love her beautiful floral patterns, her work is truly inspired by nature, I think that with her patterns an design style Phyllida can make any space  happier and beautiful.

Phyllida Coroneo

Phyllida inspiring working space

Phyllida's work  has been featured in the most important surface design blogs such as Print and Pattern, Rachel Taylor designs and Creative Sketch Book.
Enjoy Phyllida beautiful work and check her blog out!

Here is Phyllida mini-interview:

How would you describe yourself as a Designer?

Having graduated from Central St Martins College of Art & Design with a BA in Fashion and worked as an Interior Designer for many years, my designs and colour palettes are very influenced by trends in Fashion and Interiors. Colour comes first for me, followed by a passion for bohemian style florals mixed with ethnic design.  I like the contrast of free flowing  sketches with contemporary shapes.

Copyright © Phyllida Coroneo

What Inspires You?

My parents were both Artists and left London for a creative life in Somerset and I grew up surrounded by wonderful countryside and artistic people. I was very inspired by Enid Blyton and her ‘Enchanted Wood’ books as a child. The magic in the landscape and the wonderful land at the top of the faraway tree.  I kept the books for my daughter.  Now I still love the countryside and magical landscapes and the mystery and colours of different cultures.

What is your favourite part of the surface pattern design process?

I love colour and exploring unexpected colour combinations that can take my designs in a completely different direction to what I expected.

What is your big dream as a surface pattern designer?

I am very drawn to the style of Monsoon and Anthropologie and it would be incredible to produce some designs for them.  My passion over the years has been for Fashion and Interiors and it would be wonderful to have my own fabric and wallpaper collections one day.

Copyright © Phyllida Coroneo

Copyright © Phyllida Coroneo

Copyright © Phyllida Coroneo

All images are courtesy and property of Phyllida Coroneo